Episode Titles and Synopses Leak for Marvel's 'Jessica Jones'
They're short, obvious, and vague, but that doesn't mean they don't include some potential spoilers.
We’re a few weeks away from Marvel’s new Netflix series Jessica Jones starring Krysten Ritter as the jaded former superhero who sets up her own detective agency after she shuns her powers. A seriously promising trailer debuted late last month to give fans a look into the streaming service’s second comic book adaptation, and now the episode titles and synopses for all 13 episodes of the first season have leaked thanks to an eagle-eyed user on Reddit.
Each title and synopsis is typically vague, saving most of the secrets of the show to be revealed during the actual episodes when it debuts on November 20. But that doesn’t mean we can’t glean a few spoilerific details from them anyway. If you want to go into the show fresh, stop reading right now. If not, get to the minor spoilers and speculation below.
Episode 1 - AKA Ladies Night: Jessica Jones is hired to find a pretty NYU student who’s vanished, but it turns out to be more than a simple missing persons case.
Episode 2 - AKA Crush Syndrome: Jessica vows to prove Hope’s innocence, even though it means tracking down a terrifying figure from her own past.
Episode 3 - AKA It’s Called Whiskey: It won’t be easy to acquire or deploy. but Jessica thinks she’s found a weapon to use against Kilgrave. Luke and Jessica bond over their similarities.
Episode 4 - AKA 99 Friends: A new case demands attention as Jessica tries to find out who’s spying on her for Kilgrave. Trish’s radio show yields unexpected consequences.
Episode 5 - AKA The Sandwich Saved Me: Despite Jessica’s objections, Trish’s new friend Simpson gets involved in the hunt for Kilgrave. Jessica recalls a pivotal moment in her life.
Episode 6 - AKA You’re a Winner: Luke hires Jessica to help him find someone who may have skipped town, but she fears he’ll learn too much about her history in the process.
Episode 7 - AKA Top Shelf Perverts: Malcolm, Simpson and Trish go rogue to prevent Jessica from carrying out an extreme plan to outwit Kilgrave.
Episode 8 - AKA WWJD: Jessica experiences a strange homecoming courtesy of Kilgrave. Hogarth’s conflict with her estranged wife reaches a tipping point.
Episode 9 - AKA Sin Bin: Just when Jessica has Kilgrave right where she want’s him. Hogarth’s involvement complicates the situation. Details of Kilgrave’s past emerge.
Episode 10 - AKA 1,000 Cuts: A discovery has the potential to change the entire game — if Jessica can refuse Kilgrave’s offer.
Episode 11 - AKA I’ve Got The Blues: Jessica searches morgues for clues. Trish goes all out to keep Simpson from getting in Jessica’s way. Malcolm has an epiphany.
Episode 12 - AKA Take a Bloody Number: The hunt for Kilgrave reunites Jessica with Luke. Trish receives some unexpected information about Simpson and Jessica.
Episode 13 - AKA Smile: Jessica and Luke get help from someone else in the neighborhood. Kilgrave gears up for a major test of powers against Jessica.
Not a lot to go on, but still enough to whet your Marvel whistle, no? Bonus points to the makers of the show beginning each episode with “AKA,” a subtle nod to the series’ original name: “AKA Jessica Jones.”
Unsurprisingly, Mike Colter’s Luke Cage, Rachael Taylor’s Trish, and David Tennant’s villainous Kilgrave are going to be a big part of the story early on. No Daredevil-like tedium where nothing much happens before the action ramps up. It looks like we’ll even get a Kilgrave, a.k.a. The Purple Man, origin story in Episode 9 and everything. Marvel did the same with an episode-long story of Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin in Daredevil as well.
The biggest spoiler could be extrapolated from the season finale synopsis, which says “Jessica and Luke get help from someone else in the neighborhood.” Could that be a reference to Daredevil himself, a crime-fighter also roaming the streets of New York’s Hell’s Kitchen alongside Jones? A little Matt Murdock cameo could be a nice set up for Marvel’s Defenders series that will come to Netflix sometime in the future.
Until then, watch the final trailer above and read over the synopses before binge-watching Jessica Jones on Netflix later this month.